61 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

61 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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George Town, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 4 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Spas & Wellness. When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Ban Phanom, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang online sightseeing planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Luang Prabang is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. In August, Luang Prabang is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 6 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Trang An Grottoes, Mua Caves, &more). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Perfume Pagoda, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip site.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:

Hoi An, Vietnam — 6 nights

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Thermal Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Hai Van Pass, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Tra Que Vegetable Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An journey planning site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, stop by Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for gifts at Metiseko. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sen Monorom.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Sen Monorom, Cambodia — 1 night

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
On the 20th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Darunee Massage Shop and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sen Monorom trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Sen Monorom in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Mekong River, then view the masterpieces at Space Four Zero, and finally take a stroll through Bassac Lane. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online trip planner.

You can drive from Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 nights

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, experience rural life at Angkor Silk Farm, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, and get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum.

Plan a Siem Reap trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 5 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Benjakitti Park. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Chachoengsao to see Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Khlong Bang Luang Artist House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pak Nam.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 7 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Thai Elephant Home and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win) and Elephant Green Hill Project (in Mae Taeng). The adventure continues: stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Surin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai), Rawai (Yanui Beach & Promthep Cape) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phang Nga Elephant Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong online holiday planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to George Town.
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George Town, Malaysia — 5 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Habitat Penang Hill and Monkey Beach. Explore George Town's surroundings by going to Bukit Larut (in Taiping), Orang Utan Island (in Semanggol) and Kuala Sepetang (Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve & Port Weld Scenic Bridge). There's much more to do: get outside with Soon Coastal Fishing, stroll the grounds of Old Protestant Cemetery, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Anglican Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the George Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to George Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 3 nights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Explore hidden gems such as Turkish Baths and Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor) and The VOID (in Genting Highlands). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, explore the engaging exhibits at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at MinNature Malaysia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip website.

Getting from George Town to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Langkawi, Malaysia — 7 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Art In Paradise. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Mat Cincang, stroll through Beras Basah Island, and relax in the rural setting at Gua Maha.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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